1. About APC
  2. APC Discounts
  3. APC Survey

About APC

Article Processing Charge (APC) refers to the charge by authors to make their articles open access in some journals.
Discounts may be applied to the charge depending on the subscription status of the relevant journal. Please see below for details.
Also, please cooperate in APC survey in order to consider the contract plan.

APC Discounts (As of February 2022)

Due to the subscription status of Kobe University, members (faculty members / students) of Kobe university can receive APC discounts in the following journals.
We don’t support discount procedures. Please check the website of each publisher for details.
There are also some academic societies and associations that give discounts to their individual members, so please check it as well.

Publisher Journal Website Notes
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) “Science Advances” Licensing and charges You can apply for a discount by clicking “APPLY DISCOUNTS” on the APC payment page.
American Chemical Society(ACS) All journals Pricing – ACS Open Science Kobe University falls under “Subscribing Institutions” and discounts are applied.
BioScientifica “European journal of endocrinology” Open Access Policy Kobe University falls under “Non-profit subscribers” and discounts are applied.
National Academy of Sciences “Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS)” Publication Fees Kobe University falls under “institutions with current-year site licenses” and discounts are applied.
SCOAP3 Journals covered by SCOAP3 (2020-2022) SPARC JAPAN
APC is not required for articles in the journals on the list.

APC Survey

In order to consider an electronic journal contract plan that suits the actual situation of the university, it is necessary to understand the APC payment status. Therefore, when paying for APC, please cooperate as follows.
“Request notification [JPN]”[PDF:154 KB] (On-campus)